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Carlos Soto Power
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Hi guys.

Even though I like this game so much, I must say that, speaking about components, Castles of Burgundy is a box filled with air... and little more.

I've been dreaming of a completely new edition of this for so long... and now I'm happy to know that my dreams are going to be somehow fulfilled.

I created this post so all of us can share our desires/ideas for the new edition of this beloved board game; so please feel free to add any comments to enrich this post

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Well, personally, I primarily expect:

1. Hexagonal pieces approximately 20% bigger (I don't mind if this would mean to have bigger individual player boards).
2. All cardboard components in thick sturdy material.
3. New graphic design (with pretty clear and straightforward iconography).
4. A double sided central board, with the 2-3 player setup printed on one side and the four player setup, on the other.
5. Properly designed player-help sheets.
6. Heavy wooden rounded-edges dice in more "organic" colors (e.g. Dark brown, white, beige and black).
7. All (or the majority of) expansions published to date included in the box.

I don't see the point of having meeples for workers, nor does this game need metal silverlings in my opinion... But if those pieces were well designed and don't raise the price too much...

Well those are my wishes for this new edition. What are yours?

Happy gaming meeple
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looks like by listing #7 you haven't yet seen the two new existing threads (or Eric Martins blog post) on the new edition as that was already stated.
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No wishes for me for the new edition. I am perfectly happy with the edition I have. Well... I did supplement it with some custom bags for the tiles.

I really do hope that this new edition satisfies everyone's desires though.
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By #6 do you mean you want four shades of green to match the board
 
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FinrondFelagund wrote:

Well those are my wishes for this new edition. What are yours?
I like all of yours, in priority order that is approximately the same as the order you have numbered them in.
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FinrondFelagund wrote:

Well, personally, I primarily expect:
Persoanlly I expect you to be mostly disappointed.
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While I don’t expect it to happen, I’d like draw bags for the tiles.

We are apparently getting new art so I hope I enjoy the direction it takes.
 
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Draw bags are a must!

And I’d like new art for the different goods, not just the same wooden case in different colors. Like wood, fish, wine, etc., to add a little theme.
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I'd just like to see high contrast, saturated colours (rather than 4 shades of green) and components slightly bigger so they're easier to distinguish from one another (ie, you can see the images, and the enumeration on science tiles, without having to pick them up and squint).
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venrondua wrote:
While I don’t expect it to happen, I’d like draw bags for the tiles.

We are apparently getting new art so I hope I enjoy the direction it takes.
This is such a low cost, sensible addition I would say it's a good possibility.

About the only thing I've done to enhance my version is to buy some cheap drawstring bags at Michael's for the different tile types. Significant improvement in setup and between round maintenance. Cost me like $4.
 
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This game is sorely lacking in beige. Can we get more beige please?
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To be honest I really hope they don't go over board and bump the price up too much. I've always loved the idea that for £20 you could buy into one of the best Euro games of the last 10 years. And I don't track my plays but I reckon our copy has seen about 50 or more plays over the years and is still in good condition. The Alea components are much more durable than they are given credit for.

So my wish #1 is pimp it a little to please the many who want more bling (I'm not fussed by I know I'm in a minority). But not enough to significantly raise the price of the standard edition.
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Pretty much everything the original poster listed.
The main item for me is a cleaner art design. At present it is a chore to make out whether the main board depots are empty of tiles or not, what those tiles actually are, what specific tiles are on the player boards. I end up with a headache after a game of CoB primarily due to eye strain.
Anything that makes this information available at a quick glance would be a huge improvement.
 
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I know it won't happen because extra components would not be economical but extra dice and counter colours. I added orange, yellow and purple to mine and this seemed popular with players.
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Well, I've checked out the database and find that an entry for the new edition has been added.

Let's see if our wishes come true! laugh

PS: thanks for sharing your thoughts guys.
 
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